Private education loans are offered by many lending institutions to assist students and their families with meeting college expenses. These programs are designed for undergraduate and graduate students, parents, and international students. Students considering a private education loan program should carefully consider the terms and conditions of the loan.

The maximum amount a student may borrow per academic period is the total cost of attendance budget minus all financial aid received. It is recommended that borrowers use their potential federal loan eligibility prior to exploring private education loans. In a typical academic year, private education loans are disbursed in two installments. When the academic period is for one semester or for the summer term, one disbursement is permitted at the beginning of the term. During the regular academic year (fall/spring semesters) funds cannot be disburse more than 10 days prior to the first day of class.  For the summer term, funds cannot be disbursed more than 10 days prior to the first day of class. 

For your convenience, we have provided a list for you to compare and contrast different lenders.  ELM Select is a third party site that provides a neutral comprehensive list of private education loan lenders that Georgetown University students have borrowed from within the past three years, listed in random order.  Georgetown University does not endorse, recommend, or promote any of the listed lenders. You are not obligated to borrow only from the lenders listed. Georgetown University will process alternative loans from lenders who are not listed.

Below is a comprehensive list of lenders that Georgetown students have borrowed from in the past three years: 

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
Alaska Student Loans
Alliant Credit Union
Apple Federal Credit Union*
Bank of Lake Mills*
Bank of North Dakota Student Loans*
Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union
Baxter Credit Union* 
Citizens Bank
Citizens Equity First Credit Union
College Ave Student Loan
Connecticut Higher Education Student Loan Authority
cu Student Loans 
Day Air Credit Union*
Democracy Federal Credit Union*
Digital Federal Credit Union
Discover Student Loans
Everett Credit Union*
First Technology Federal Credit Union* 
Georgia's Own Credit Union*
GESA Credit Union*
Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union
Holy Rosary Credit Union*
Iowa Student Loans
Keystone Federal Credit Union*
Liberty Bank*
Maine Education Loan Authority 
Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority
Midwest Bank of Western IL
Minnesota Office of Higher Education*
MPower Financing
NASA Federal Credit Union
NJ Class
NorthCountry Federal Credit Union*
Northern FCU*
Northwest Federal Credit Union*
Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union
PNC Bank
Prodigy Finance
Rhode Island Student Loan Authority
SAFE Credit Union*
Sallie Mae
Social Finance - MBA Loan
SunTrust Bank
Thrivent Federal Credit Union
Union Federal Private Student Loan
Unitus Community Credit Union*
USC Credit Union*
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
Wells Fargo

*Lender does not participate with ELM Select. Please contact the lender directly for its most current student loan information.